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Cam Newton Criticized for Sexist Comment

Kimaya Lewis

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After being asked in an conference yesterday by a female NFL beat writer, Cam Newton, the quarterback for the North Carolina, made a sexist comment last night not realizing that he would get backlash about it. She asked Newton about the routes for one of the receivers on the team. After being asked he laughed a little and said, “It’s funny to hear a female to talk about routes”. Most of the backlash came from twitter with a lot of people talking about it.

Many people on twitter were surprised, shocked, and disgusted. Many said it was very disrespectful of him to say that comment. A lot of men don’t realize that woman know a thing or two about sports. Especially with football because it’s a “manly” sport. But as long as us women take the time to watch it and understand the rules, we know what we’re talking about. This is with all sports, as long as you pay attention and keep watching it, it’s not that hard to understand. Today he wrote an apology on twitter to the reporter and the public about his comment. My dad said that he thought that he said it wrong and people are quick to smash him. My friend Alexis said, “If nothing else he’s ignorant to how it’s perceived.”

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Cam Newton Criticized for Sexist Comment